A Community Comes Together to Help a Family

Dicter Mendoza, an ice cream vendor in Esperanza, and his family were awakened by a storm and heavy winds tearing through their home. He stated to the Tico Times “The first [part of the house] fell, then the others came soon after. When we got up there was nothing; no walls, no kitchen, everything was scattered.” […]


General Rainforest Facts

As the rainforest in Costa Rica is one of the most important ecosystems we have in the world, and it’s home to an astonishing 5% of the entire world’s animal population, we thought it’d be nice to brush up on our rainforest facts. Fact # 1: All of the world’s rainforests combined are home to […]


$3 Million Granted by World Bank to Help Reduce Carbon Emissions in Costa Rica

$3 million dollars will be received by Costa Rica to help further develop local projects that are being done to help Costa Rica reduce carbon emissions. These projects are being done through the Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR), which is a global alliance that was created by the World Bank in an effort to provide […]


New Global Protective Measures for Five Shark Species

On Monday, five shark species won international trade protection. This move is seen as a breakthrough in worldwide efforts to protect this predator from extinction due to it being hunted for its fins. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), made up of 178 members, did not completely ban shark trading. Instead, they […]